Mivi has recently launched a new truly wireless earbud – Mivi DuoPods M30 in India. It’s an entry-level TWS that comes with 10.5mm dynamic bass drivers, Dual MEMS microphones, Up to 42 hours of battery life, and much more. I have been using these earbuds for the past 12 days, and here is my detailed review.
Mivi DuoPods M30 Full Specifications
- Bluetooth: v5.1
- Bluetooth range: 10 meters / 30 feet
- Supported codecs: SBC, AAC
- IP rating: IPX4
- Driver: 10.5mm dynamic
- Driver frequency response: 20Hz to 20KHz
- Earbuds battery: 35mAh x 2
- Case battery: 380mAh
- Charging time: Earbuds – 60 Minutes / Case – 60 minutes
- Charging voltage: DC 5V-1A
- Music playtime: Up to 42 hours with case
- USB port: Micro USB
- Microphones: Dual MEMS
- Earbud weight: 3.5 grams per earbud
- Case weight: 35g
- Country of origin: India
- Dimensions: 6 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
- In the box – Earbuds with Charging case, 2 x Eartips, Micro USB Cable, Manuals
Mivi DuoPods M30 Design
The Mivi DuoPods include an egg-shaped charging case but with a flat bottom so that it can stand up on a flat surface. The entire charging case is made from plastic and is covered by a black matte finish. Apart from the Mivi branding on the front, you’ll not find any other markings elsewhere. Overall, the case is neat and looks nice.
The quality of the case is good and looks durable. The hinge quality is not great but should be enough for day-to-day operations. Also, it may break if you put more pressure on it. The case is compact and easily fits in your palm. Moreover, the Matte texture makes scratches less visible.
Once you open the lid, you’ll get access to earbuds securely positioned inside their respective slots. Both earbuds include built-in magnets and adjust automatically once you place them inside their respective slots. Magnets are not strong but good enough to hold the buds in their respective positions. You’ll not find Left/Right markings on the charging case as well as on the earbuds.
The charging case’s lid also has built-in magnets to help keep the case closed. Even though the magnets are not strong, it is quite hard to open the case’s lid using one hand. You need to use both hands to open the lid. You’ll also observe a slight rattling noise when you shake the charging case with buds inside. This is due to the weaker magnets. There are several reasons for this behavior, such as cost cutting, lightweight design, etc. However, it’s not a deal breaker, as Mivi has kept the price competitive.
You’ll find four LED indicators on the front that tell you the battery levels. Each LED indicator relates to a 25% charge. If three glowing LEDs mean about 50 to 75% battery is left in the charging case. To know the charging level, remove the earbuds and put them back after a couple of seconds.
On the rear, you’ll find a Micro USB port to charge the charging case. This is quite surprising as most OEMs are moving to USB-C ports. You’ll get a Mivi branded Micro USB cable inside the package, and you need to charge the case using any 5V/1A power adapter. You also charge it using the power bank.
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Each earbud weighs around 3.5 grams and comes with a dual-tone design. The top part has a Mivi logo and is coated with a Matte finish. The bottom part has a glossy finish and includes a MEMS microphone. The earbuds are very light in weight and comfortable to wear.
The earbuds are ergonomically designed and don’t fall easily, even when jogging or working out in the gym. Mivi has also provided two additional pairs of ear tips in the box. Make sure you’re using the right one to get a comfortable fit.
These earbuds include 10.5mm dynamic drivers with a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. These are IPX4-certified and provide protection from dust and water. So, you can easily wear these during workouts. Note that only the earbuds are IPX4-certified, not the charging case. Both earbuds include a touch sensor to help you control the music, accept or reject voice calls, and also to wake up the voice assistant.
The touch sensors are placed behind the Mivi logo, and you need to tap the Mivi logo to activate touch controls. Once you keep the earbuds inside the case, the LED indicators on the earbuds turn Red, indicating they are charging. The Red light turns off once they are fully charged. Once the buds are fully charged, the four LED indicators on the charging case will turn On.
Mivi DuoPods M30 Touch Controls
- Turn on earbuds: Remove the earbuds from the charging case.
- Turn off earbuds: Place the earbuds back in the charging case.
- Answer a phone call: Touch the sensor once on either earbud once.
- Reject a phone call: Touch and hold any sensor for 2 seconds.
- Music Play/Pause: Touch the sensor on any earbud once.
- Next song: Double-tap the sensor on the right earbud.
- Previous song: Double-tap the sensor on the left earbud.
- Increase volume: Touch and hold the sensor of the right earbuds
- Decrease volume: Touch and hold the sensor of the left earbuds
- Voice assistant: Touch either sensor three times
Once you remove the earbuds from the charging case, keep them together (at least 3cm) for a couple of seconds. Then, the LED lights on the earbuds start blinking to notify that they are paired and ready to connect.
Mivi DuoPods M30 Connectivity
The Mivi DuoPods M30 supports Bluetooth 5.1 and has a wireless range of 10 meters or 30 Feet. These earbuds also support the quick pairing. Once paired with your phone, these earbuds automatically reconnect with the last paired device if the Bluetooth of the last paired device is On. To connect Mivi DuoPods M30 to your phone.
- Remove the earbuds from the charging case.
- Turn on the Bluetooth on your phone.
- Select Mivi DuoPods M30 in the list of available devices.
- Allow access to contacts and call logs (Optional).
- Select Pair. That’s it.
Once connected, you can check how much percentage of battery is left in the earbuds right from the Bluetooth settings. Like most of the latest TWS earbuds, the Mivi DuoPods also support SBC and AAC codecs. In the Bluetooth settings, you’ll get an option called ‘Use High-quality Audio’. By default, this option is disabled. This means the earbuds use the SBC codec. Once you enable this option, the AAC codec activates.
As it falls under the entry-level category, these earbuds don’t support dual-pairing. This means you can only use these earbuds with only one device at a time. I have tested these earbuds with OnePlus Nord, MacBook Pro, OPPO Reno8 Pro and did not experience any connectivity issues.
Mivi DuoPods M30 Features
Dual MEMS microphones: Both earbuds include MEMS microphones for improved voice calling experience. The voice call experience is excellent, and the microphones are good enough to catch your voice even if you are in a bit crowded place. I did not experience voice lag during testing, and the person on the other side did not complain about the voice quality. Overall the voice calling experience is very good. Even though the device supports passive noise cancellation the microphones catch outside noise, especially the wind if you’re walking a little fast, riding a bike or a bicycle.
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3rd party call or Call waiting: The Mivi DuoPods support call waiting and lets you receive the 3rd party call right from the earbuds when you’re already on another call. When you’re on a voice call, touch the sensor on the left or right earbuds twice to answer the 3rd party call. Once you finish talking to the 3rd party, touch the left or right sensor once to end the 3rd party call and resume the previous call. It also supports call toggling. Touch the sensor on the left or right earbuds twice to toggle between the current call and the 3rd party call.
Mono mode: The Mivi BuoPods M30 supports Mono mode and allows you to use only one earbud. You can remove only bud from the case anytime and use it in mono mode. If you ever want to switch to stereo mode, take out another bud from the case, it pairs automatically with another bud and switches to stereo mode.
Voice assistant: Mivi DuoPods M30 supports one-touch access to your phone’s Voice Assistant. It supports both Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri voice assistant. If you want to trigger the voice assistant, tap the left or right sensor three times, and you’ll hear a sound indicating that your phone’s voice assistant is awake. I have tested these earbuds with OPPO F21 Pro, and worked as expected. You need to tap slowly on the sensor, and there is a slight delay of about 2 seconds between tapping and voice assistant activation. The Voice assistant feature works even if the screen is off.
Auto Power off: This is quite a helpful feature, especially if you forget to keep the buds inside the charging case. These earbuds automatically go to sleep mode if they are inside the charging case and go to pairing mode once you remove them from the case. With auto power off, these earbuds will search for a Bluetooth connection for a couple of minutes and turns off automatically if they do not find the last paired device to save the battery. To power On, you need to put these earbuds back in the case and remove them after a couple of seconds.
Mivi DuoPods M30 Battery
Mivi DuoPods M30 earbuds come with a 35mAh battery on each, and the charging case includes a 380mAh battery. Mivi says these earbuds offer about 42 hours of music playtime, including the charging case. You need approximately 70 minutes to charge the charging case and around 60 minutes to charge the earbuds fully. Earbuds charges automatically once you place them inside the charging case. Use any 5V/1A power adapter to charge the charging case, but don’t use any fast charges.
The battery life is quite impressive. You’ll easily get 30 to 32 hours of music, even with more than 80% of the volume. If you keep the volume a little low, you can further extend the battery life by 3 to 5 hours.
Mivi DuoPods M30 Opinion
Mivi is an Indian brand, and they are mainly in the audio accessories segment. The Mivi DuoPods M30 falls under the entry-level segment and is also priced competitively. During the launch, it was priced at ₹899 and is now available at ₹999 compared to MPR of ₹1,299. The charging case design and quality are slightly on the lower side (only the case, not the earbuds), but the audio quality and the battery life are above average.
The earbuds are compact and comfortable to wear. The bass output is punchy but not too heavy. You’ll experience a balanced sound if you keep the volume under 80%. Once you cross 80%, the bass dominates, but the good thing is the audio never distorts. Also, you’ll not feel discomfort or irritation if you keep the volume at 100%, even though it’s not recommended. Overall, these earbuds are well-suited for those who prefer balanced sound, especially those who prefer more vocals.
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These earbuds lack a dedicated gaming mode and are not recommended if you use these earbuds while playing FPS games. I cannot say these are the best in the segment, but they are definitely good enough to compete in their price range. If you are looking for budget earbuds around ₹800 to ₹1000, and the battery life is your highest priority, you can easily pick Mivi DuoPods M30. Additionally, these are made-in-India earbuds manufactured in Hyderabad, Telangana.
What I like
- Compact design
- Excellent battery life
- Balanced audio
- Lightweight earbuds
- AAC codec support
- Made in India
- Responsive touch controls
- IPX4 water-resistant
What I don’t like
- Weak magnets
- No gaming mode
- Micro USB-C port
- No dual pairing
Mivi DuoPods M30 Price & Availability
Mivi DuoPods M30 comes in four colors – Beige, Black, Coral, & Blue and will be available via Amazon.in, Flipkart and Mivi’s official website at ₹999. These earbuds come with 1-year limited warranty. Follow GizArena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest tech updates. If you have any queries, do let me know in the comments section.